VAA Virginia Asphalt Fall/Winter 2022

VAASPHALT.ORG 05 Fall/Winter 2022 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Visit and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date industry and association news. Download the VAA News App and get timely information delivered to your cell phone. COLUMNS 06 PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE 07 CHAIRMAN’S PERSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS 34 VAA 2022 PARTNERS 35 AFFILIATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: RESURFACE INCORPORATED 35 AFFILIATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: THE KAUFFMAN GROUP INCORPORATED ON THE COVER The US460 Appomattox reconstruction project in VDOT's Lynchburg District. See more details on page 12. Photo courtesy of Boxley Materials. FEATURED ASPHALT PAVEMENT DENSITY PROFILING 08 Density profile systems are unlocking a new level of assessment for asphalt pavement performance. THE AWARD-WINNING US460 APPOMATTOX BYPASS 12 Repairing the Appomattox Bypass wins Virginia its first Perpetual Pavement Award: By Conversion. PAVEMENT DESIGN: A PHILOSPHY CONSIDERED 20 Looking to the future of pavement design might mean borrowing a few tricks from the past. WOMEN OF ASPHALT SPOTLIGHT 24 Get to know Angela Beyke: Assistant State Materials Engineer and one of the many many women professionals who are leaders in the asphalt industry. OCTOBERFEST 27 The VAA puts their spin on the German festival with a multi-day industry event. VIRGINIA INFRASTRUCTURE ACADEMY 30 Local leaders are innovating solutions in light of pandemic-induced spikes in unemployment and evolving industry needs. VECAT CONTINUES TO EVOLVE 32 The Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology unveils two specialty courses to address critical skill gaps. VIRGINIA ASPHALT A PUBLICATION OF THE VIRGINIA ASPHALT ASSOCIATION 7814 Carousel Lane, Suite 310 Richmond, VA 23294 Phone: (804) 288-3169 Email: OFFICERS Chairman Chris Blevins Vice Chairman David White Secretary Bobby Hedrick Treasurer F. Marshall Luck, Jr. 1st Ex-Officio David Horton 2nd Ex-Officio Scott Claud Directors Ken Arthur; Tim Boone; David Branscome, Jr.; Sheila Cramer; Ed Dalrymple, Jr.; David Helmick; C.R. Langhorne; Buddy League; Ben Miller; Lonnie Minson; Jerry Short; Blair Williamson STAFF President Trenton M. Clark, PE Vice President David T. Lee, PE Director Mike C. Dudley Administration Caroline R. Fahed Member Relations Specialist Tigre J. Hammond DESIGN & ADVERTISING Advertising Sales: Ronnie Jacko Design & Layout: Jon Cannon For advertising opportunities and deadlines, contact LLM Publications at (503)445-2234 or ©2022 Virginia Asphalt Association All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2022